Text not exactly where it should be November 22, 2005 6:05 AM   Subscribe

AskMe bug: "Post a new question, Preferences, My Posts, and My Comments" seem to appear slightly below where they belong - the bottoms of the letters leave the hatched section and stick out into the lighter green section. This appears for main and comment pages in AskMe.
posted by By The Grace of God to Bugs at 6:05 AM (8 comments total)

Liking the new look BTW!
posted by By The Grace of God at 6:06 AM on November 22, 2005

Firefox 1.0.7, winXP Pro, btw.
posted by By The Grace of God at 6:06 AM on November 22, 2005

Yeah, if you have a small screen or a larger-than-standard font size, they get pushed out a bit. The new header isn't quite as fluid as it could be.
posted by Plutor at 6:16 AM on November 22, 2005

Another quibble: I like the fact that My Posts and My Comments now have the new header -- for completeness, could you add the standard footer to the bottom of those two pages also?
posted by killdevil at 6:48 AM on November 22, 2005

Behold: the miracle of pixel-perfect design + relative font size. Would it be better to define fonts and divs in .ems?
posted by Tuwa at 7:42 AM on November 22, 2005

BTW, since the font sizes are absolute, it's impossible to use the "view --> text size" option to change font size in IE. The absolute largest and absolute smallest look identical, except for the size of the whitespace (which people tend not to have problems reading).

Users will have to know to change their font size through their preferences, which is probably suboptimal: lurkers won't know to do it and people who share or change computers will have to do it constantly, and would it require logging in to take effect anyway?

At any rate, it's not so friendly an option for casual users.
posted by Tuwa at 7:46 AM on November 22, 2005

You have fonts set above the default if they're pushing off the header.

I'll rework the header to be fluid in the next couple weeks -- I wanted to get something new and more functional out before it was perfect for all font sizes, thus the fixed fonts for now.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:10 AM on November 22, 2005

I see. I do like the new & more consistent look.
posted by Tuwa at 8:36 AM on November 22, 2005

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